The Tennis Ball (1990) [Short]

Australia (MIFF 1991 , Children's Film Festival)
Director: John Dobson

The film is about the lack of communication between two neighbours living in the inner city. A young woman is minding her own business in her terrace house, when a ball flies in the window from the neighbour's kids' ball game and hits her in the face.

When she refuses to give the ball back, hostilities between her and the neighbours rise, and the police are called. She is made to give the ball back and then is humiliated to find that she has locked herself out. When her neighbour comes to the rescue they both discover they have at least one unexpected thing in common.

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